Cancelled 2020 MLB Little League Classic Pins Begin To Surface – Red Sox vs. Orioles

This COVID-19 virus sure has messed-up a lot of stuff.  Everyone wishes we could just go back to the way things use to be.  Life will eventually get back to normal, but it certainly won’t happen overnight.

One of the casualties of this horrific virus is the Little League World Series.  It has officially been canceled for 2020.  This will be a significant impact to baseball fans, and businesses to the surrounding communities.  Hotels, restaurants, and shops are already hurting.  Taking away the business generated when the world comes to Williamsport will only deepen the economic blow.

With the cancellation of the 2020 Little League World Series also comes the cancellation of the MLB Little League Classic.  Taking place during the Little League World Series, the MLB Little League Classic features two MLB teams playing a regular season game at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field right there in Williamsport.  Little League players, and their families are welcomed to attend.  For a lot of these kids, this game might be the only chance they have to watch a MLB game in person.

Collectible lapel pins are a huge part of the Little League World Series.  Everywhere you look teams, districts, players, umpires, ushers, emergency medical staff, security guards, corporate sponsors, and local businesses have pins they’re looking to buy/sell/trade.  2020 will be an unusual year with a low number of pins.  With no Little League World Series being played, it doesn’t make sense to spend money on making them right now.  Especially during this economic downturn.

Some 2020 pins have found their way out.  I suppose they were in the works before the Little League World Series was cancelled.  Take this pin for instance.

It commemorates the now cancelled 2020 MLB Little League Classic between the Red Sox and Orioles.  A handful of these pins have been floating around Williamsport.  I wasn’t fast enough to hit the “Buy It Now” on the first two, but I got lucky with the third.  They were selling extremely fast.  According to the seller, only (50) of these pins were made.  I’ve seen a few different variations.  The pin I bought has a white scoreboard.  Others come in grey.  Its possible there could be more colors.  I’d speculate each color is limited to (50) copies.

Red Sox ’19 Topps Museum Collection Patch Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Chris on being the lucky winner of the Dustin Pedroia 2019 Topps Museum Collection Meaningful Material 3-Color Patch Gold Parallel #’ed/25.  Once Chris sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

How To Spot A Fake Roger Clemens 1984 TCMA Pawtucket Red Sox #22 Card

Despite all of the negative press, Roger Clemens is one of those guys collectors still go after.  Its going to be awhile before we see him inducted into Cooperstown though.  One of his most popular cards is the 1984 TCMA Pawtucket Red Sox #22 minor league card.  To many Clemens collectors, this is the big card to own along with the 1984 Fleer Update rookie.  Be careful, because there is a fair share of counterfeits for sale.

Here is an example of a counterfeit version:

Look at the right side of the letter “A” and the left side of the letter “W” in the word “PAWTUCKET”.  The green space in between almost forms a “V” shape.  That is the dead giveaway its a counterfeit.  The space should be a straight green bar with those two sides parallel to one another.

Here is an example of an authentic card:

As you can see, the green bar is perfectly straight and the right side of the letter “A” and the left side of the letter “W” are parallel.

White Sox ’08 Bowman Sterling Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Tom Robak on being the lucky winner of the Chris Getz 2008 Bowman Sterling RC Auto.  Once Tom Robak sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Card of the Day: 2011 Topps Opening Day Geoffrey Toys “R” Us Boston Red Sox #2

Red Sox ’17 Bowman High Tek Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Jeffery Turri on being the lucky winner of the Roniel Raudes 2017 Bowman High Tek Auto.  Once Jeffery Turri sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Red Sox ’17 Topps Stadium Club Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Will Rouse on being the lucky winner of the Henry Owens 2017 Topps Stadium Club Auto.  Once Will Rouse sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

White Sox ’16 Bowman Inception Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Shane.K on being the lucky winner of the Jordan Guerrero 2016 Bowman Inception Auto.  Once Shane.K sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

White Sox ’15 Topps Five Star Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to dawgbones on being the lucky winner of the Micah Johnson 2015 Topps Five Star RC Auto.  Once dawgbones sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Red Sox RC Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Shane.K on being the lucky winner of the Anthony Ranaudo 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen RC Auto.  Once Shane.K sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!